"The Sound of Winter" as written by and Gavin Rossdale....
Mind strong, Body strong
Try to find equilibrium
Head straight, screwed on
Been screwed up for too long

I don't want to lean on the waves
I watch the storm evaporate
I think of you in starry skies
I keep you so alive

Let's walk through the fire together
Disappear in the golden sands

It's all in your face
I see you break
It's like the sound of winter
The bleeding love, the silent escape
You've got to hang on to yourself
It's like the sound of winter

Medusa smiles, Judas lips
Open arms and finger tips
Love bites and recompense
I'll be with you until the end
Let's walk through the fire together
Disappear in the golden sands

It's all in your face
I see you break
It's like the sound of winter
The bleeding love, the silent escape
You've got to hang on to yourself

It's all in your face
I see you break
It's like the sound of winter
The bleeding love, the silent escape
You've got to hang on to yourself

It's like the sound of winter

Hang on to yourself
Hang on to yourself

It's like the sound of winter
It's all in your face
I see you break
It's like the sound of winter
The bleeding love, the silent escape
You've got to hang on to yourself
It's like the sound of winter
It's like the sound of winter

Hang on to yourself
Hang on to yourself


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"The Sound of Winter" as written by Gavin Rossdale

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  • +3
    General CommentOutstanding song. Its about a person who is being pulled in different directions by forces in his life. This is about his fight to stay true to himself. My take...
    luketheduke17on September 23, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI can't believe that this song was #5 on the charts last I checked yet 1 response! My fav song on Sea of Memories is All Night Doctors,but this one is great to. Obviously, being that several years have gone by with no Bush, Gavin has matured, married, had children, ect. This song reflects his growth! He's got his head on strait! I think, "I don't want to lean on the waves" goes back to Swallowed. A reference to a passed life with drugs...I love the line "Medusa smiles,Judas lips" could Gavin be kissing another; I'll find out on Oct 13 when I go to their concert, I wish!...Still it always comes back to self control and one person he is willing to "walk through the fires" to find paradise with "in the golden sands."...What he wants ultimately is obtainable if he keeps priorities straight.
    ltnatblondeon September 28, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationGavin Rossdale's attempt to reconcile his stormy relationship with a girlfriend produces much of these lyrics. His references her and attempts to idolize her by forcing her, rhetorically, into his religious thoughts. Religion is paramount to his life and wishes things worked out with his girlfriend and wants her to "recompense" or pay back for his pain and metorphorically walk with him again and goes the length by ultimately walking into the "fire" or burn into oblivion as a showing of her love for him. Something she never showed him while they were together. She has to pay this price for breaking his heart and wants her to think like him. He thinks her heart is so unfeeling that "Winter" is the only thing that comes close to being as cold as her. No warmth, bleakness and desolation and hopes shes can hold on to any glimpse of normalness by getting a grip on herself by doing a little personal inventory and re-evaluating of her life and the way she is and should be according to him.
    ECRon April 28, 2013   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningI think the song is referring to an attempt to come back from drug addiction.
    I don’t want to ride the waves of uncertainty anymore.
    Let’s get clean together. Together we will walk through fire to shake this heartache. It’s all in your face, I see you break. It’s a painful, yet cool, welcome change. It has to happen. Heroin, the bleeding love, the silent escape. Hold on, keep it together, it’s gonna hurt. I'm with you until the end.
    ads82on October 24, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI always think about this song about having the girl has a perfect for you but they can't deal with the high intensity life. The whole sound of winter thing makes think of winds blowing, which is usually a symbol of desolace, which would show a lack of someone being there. Hanging on to yourself sounds to me like being selfish or unwilling to change. Just my take. The beauty of music is that some songs have no definite meaning to everyone.
    MajorAirmanon December 16, 2011   Link
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    General Commentim not typing it again screw this site im done....
    rcion February 19, 2012   Link
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    General CommentTo me this song is about getting past a bad patch in a relationship and coming out of it in a good place.
    The 1st set of lyrics are about getting himself together and doing the right things." head straight, screwed on, been screwed up for to long". "I don't want to lean on the waves" refers of not wanting to focus on the negative things and engery around them. "I think of you in starry skys" means he thinks of good times when he thinks of her and that keeps him going. "Let walk through the fire together, disappear into the golden sands." Lets face everything together and come out of it together and in a better place. "It's all in your face, I see you break" refers to the disappointment he see on her face. "the bleeding love, the silent escape" refers to heart break and not speaking about it. "you have to hang on to yourself" is just not letting the heart break and guilt destroy you. "Medusa smiles, Judas lips,
    Open arms and finger tips" is him luring her back in. "Love bites and recompense
    I'll be with you until the end" love is not always good. He wants to make amends and fix the relationship and be together forever.
    I also have to wonder if "Winter" doesn't refer to Gwen's song "Early Winter" that she wrote in 2006 about ending a relationship?

    To bad it didn't work out for them I think he really loved her, he just keeping making bad desisions and thought she would keep forgiving him.
    vanessa114on December 28, 2016   Link

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